Sheffield Blitz

The history and commemoration of the Second World War air raids on Sheffield

Daughters’ Deaths on Devonshire Street

Many people don’t realise Sheffield’s Devonshire Green area used to be a thriving community of back to back housing prior to the Sheffield Blitz. The cruel twist of fate that … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz: a view from Broomhall

Broomhall is very close to Sheffield city centre and as a result its residents had some close-hand experiences of the Blitz. A number of first-hand stories of the Blitz have been collected … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Telegram Boy

This is our sixth and final Stories from the Blitz, as published by the Sheffield Star, for 2016. Ken Foster tells the tale of a telegram boy, dodging bombs from one shelter to another, … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blood Tub Driver

The fifth of of our Stories from the Blitz, as published by the Sheffield Star, is the story of Emma Pyecroft. Aged 18 then, she worked as a driver for for … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nurse Back on Duty

The fourth of our Stories from the Blitz, as published by the Sheffield Star,  is the story of Edna Sherwin, an off-duty nurse enjoying a cafe meal – until the bombs … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mum Lost in Marples Hotel

In the third in our series of Stories from the Blitz, as published by the Sheffield Star, Brenda Percival tells how she lost her mum in the terrible Marples Hotel tragedy. Read … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stories from the Blitz

In the lead up to December 12th 2016, we will showcase a number of Sheffield Blitz stories as collected by the Sheffield Star. First up is the written by George Hennings, … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sheffield Blitz: a view from Crookes

Here is a report of a building collapse in Crookes just after the family had returned to their house from their Anderson shelter on hearing the all-clear.

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marples Hotel

Marples Hotel was a popular hotel and bar on the corner of High St and Flat St. The largest single loss of life during the Sheffield Blitz occurred when Marples … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sheffield at War Documentary

Here is a 50 minutes documentary made in Sheffield during the Second World War.

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment